SUPERCLEAN Z/28 DROPTOP, 9K ACTUAL MILES, SOUTHERN CAR, LOADED AND LIKE NEW!!
When hearing of the Camaro's approaching demise, a lot of folks went out and grabbed one of the final F-bodies, usually a fully-loaded SS or anniversary edition. But if you want a 2002 Camaro Z/28 convertible that's about as close to new as you can get, well, this might be it. With just 9001 actual miles, it's an unusual and unusually handsome tribute to the end of third-generation Camaro production.
OK, so it took a few years for the Camaro to make a comeback, but that doesn't diminish the appeal of this gorgeous sliver ragtop. Bereft of stripes, spoilers, and scoops, the Camaro's ultra-clean shape speaks for itself and looks fantastic, especially rendered in bright silver paint. The redesigned nose works rather well with the smooth hood and details like the faired-in side mirrors and neatly integrated rear spoiler work especially well here. As you'd expect with so few miles, the car is virtually unmarked and someone obviously bought it with the idea of putting it away for posterity. That means no rain, no commutes, no racing, and the bodywork shows evidence of proper care since it was purchased 13 years ago. Z/28 emblems on the front fenders remind everyone that this is no pushover six-cylinder car, and with twin exhaust pipes peeking out from under the rear bumper, everyone knows this car means business. None of the high-risk areas have been retouched, meaning that the clean chin and rocker panels are that way because of care, not restoration.
The black leather interior works perfectly with the silver bodywork and it, too, is pretty much as-new in every way. There might be some very minor stretching on the driver's seat leather, but otherwise it's clean and well-preserved. The Z/28 came loaded with just about everything Chevy could throw into an F-body, including A/C, power windows, locks, mirrors, and seats, cruise control, and a great-sounding AM/FM/CD stereo system that fills the convertible with sound. Gauges are big, bright, and clear, and, of course, fully functional, and don't let the automatic shifter fool you; this is indeed a serious performance car. A black canvas roof fits well and seals up nicely thanks to a heated glass rear window and the trunk, while not huge, is deep enough to handle a few overnight bags. Oh, and there's also a CD changer back there, perfect for road trips.
The 2002 Camaro came packing Corvette firepower in the form of a 5.7 liter LS1 V8. The all-aluminum small block was the most potent American engine in 2002 and testing proved that it lost nothing to its fiberglass sibling in the horsepower department. Of course, this one is completely unmodified and nicely preserved, with correct decals, markings, and equipment under the hood. The battery has been replaced, but otherwise it is all OEM and with this much performance available, you probably won't miss the aftermarket upgrades. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is no handicap, either, making this a fantastic car for cutting through traffic and a superlative high-speed cruiser for long trips. The Z's suspension is capable but not too harsh and with 4-wheel disc brakes, stopping power is impressive. Those chrome wheels were an extra-cost option and wear 245/50/16 Goodyear radials which are likely the car's original shoes.
Documented with the original window sticker and manuals, this is the third-gen Camaro to put away in your permanent collection. Call today!
- Engine Size
- LS1 5.7 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Silver Metallic
- Body Style
- 9,001 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console